World War II
American Destroyer Seaplane Tenders
Clemson hull conversions
AVD-1 through AVD-14
a study in Blueprints

by Duane D. Borchers, Sr. 

BK-028 $60.00 (Foreign $90.00)(11"x17" soft cover soft cover book of engineering drawings, 72 pages)
Ships of class: USS Childs (AVD-1)(DD-241)(AVP-14), USS Williamson (AVD-2)(DD-244)(AVP-15), USS George E. Badger (AVD-3)(DD-196)(CG-16)(AVP-16)(APD-33), USS Clemson (AVD-4)(DD-186)(AVP-17)(APD-31), USS Goldsborough (AVD-5)(DD-188)(AVP-18)(APD-32), USS Hulbert (AVD-6)(DD-342)(AVP-19), USS William B. Preston (AVD-7)(DD-344)(AVP-20), USS Belknap (AVD-8)(DD-251)(APD-34), USS Osmond Ingram (AVD-9)(DD-255)(APD-35), USS Ballard (AVD-10)(DD-267), USS Thornton (AVD-11)(DD-270), USS Gillis (AD-12)(DD-260), USS Greene (AVD-13)(DD-266)(APD-36), and USS McFarland (AVD-14)(DD-237). 

                                                                              List of Blueprints

Title

Vessel

Date of Document

Scale

Page

Booklet of general plans: Outboard profile; inboard profile and main deck.

Ballard
(AVD-10)

July 26, 1941

1/16"

20-23

Booklet of general plans: Inboard profile; main deck; frames 28, 43, 60, 74, 126 & 162; top of after deck house; 20mm gun clipping room & platform; gun platform; bridge deck; signal bridge; forward search light platform; hold; 1st and 2nd platform decks.

Belknap
(AVD-8)

April 17, 1943

1/16"

24-32

Inboard profile.

do.

Feb. 19, 1941

1/9"

33-34

Body.

do.

June 28, 1920

1/4"

35

Outboard profile.

Clemson
(AVD-4)
(AVP-17)

July 15, 1946

1/16"

36-37

Inboard profile.

do.

do.

1/16"

38-39

After body.

do.

May 3, 1921

1/4"

40

Sections: At frames 33, 75, 94, 74 and 133.

George E. Badger
(AVD-3)
(AVP-16)

July 26, 1941

1/4"

41-42

Booklet of general plans: Outboard profile; inboard profile; main deck, 1st platform deck, top of after deck house; gun platform, bridge deck, signal bridge and 2nd platform deck.

Gillis
(AVD-12)

May 30, 1944

1/16"

43-48

Inboard profile.

Goldsborough
(AVD-5)
(AVP-18)

July 15, 1946

1/4"

49-50

Cross sections at frames 33, 74, 75, 94, 74 and 133.

Goldsborough
(DD-188)

do.

do.

51-52

Outboard profile.

Osmond Ingram
(AVD-9)

Feb. 18, 1941

1/16"

53-54

Booklet of general plans: Outboard profile; main deck, inboard profile, sections at frames 28, 43, 60, 74, 91, 126 and 162; top of after deck house; aft searchlight platform, gun platforms, bridge deck, signal bridge and forward searchlight platform.

do.

Feb. 18, 1941

1/16"

55-61

Inboard profile.

Thornton
(AVD-11)

Jan. 1, 1943

do.

62-63

Outboard fittings.

do.

do.

do.

64-65

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